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Principal's Welcome Message

DePS Principal
Dr. Ritika Anand

Dear Parents,

Greetings and trust you and your loved ones are well and safe!

My name is Dr. Ritika Anand, and I am the Principal at this wonderful school. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to you all. I eagerly look forward to working in close partnership with you to ensure the best provision for our children in a happy, safe, and nurturing environment.

Let me start this first communication with you by introducing myself. I am a dynamic educational professional with more than sixteen (16) years of experience in various leadership roles in very well-established British Curriculum schools in Dubai where I have been highly successful in providing an inspiring learning experience through inclusive, innovative, and transformational leadership leading to continuously improving educational standards over the past many years in line with the Nation’s and school’s aspirations priorities aligned to International standards and best practices in all phases of the school including Early Years, Primary, and Secondary.

I have a PhD in Chemistry and started my career teaching University students in India, and then IGCSE, AS and A level students in Dubai. From then, I have held various leadership roles which have been highly instrumental in building a firm foundation of the expectations of the British curriculum.

I am ably supported by a highly experienced, qualified, and effective leadership team, each of whom has already transformed their areas of responsibility and raised expectations of everyone in the school. Our new and returning teachers have merged well into an extremely effective team, working together to ensure that the curriculum and the quality of teaching meets the needs of all students and challenges them to learn to their full potential with a holistic approach based on growth mindset and values-based education leading to a happy, creative, enterprising, empathetic, collaborative, solution-focused, innovation-driven, globally-responsible, and technologically-proficient continuously-learning community.

As a parent myself, I know how important it is for parents to know that their child is in a safe and loving environment, and I assure you that you will be sending them to the most caring and happy school with the best of high quality British education for every child, every single day.

From the onset, I eagerly seek and welcome your feedback / suggestions to best serve the community. I have an open-door policy and would love to hear from you. Please reach out to me at Additionally I welcome you all to meet myself and the Senior Leadership Team every Friday from 10.00 am to 11.00 am for Coffee Mornings.

Wishing the entire DePS community a happy, safe and successful new academic year ahead!

Warmest regards,

Dr. Ritika Anand
Deira Private School